West Houston Lacrosse - 2018 Season

$1,735 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 8 months

West Houston Lacrosse was formed in 2014 so that students in the Houston Independent School District's Westside feeder pattern could participate in lacrosse.  At that time programs that served neighborhoods in the area closed their participation to students that were part of HISD, meaning that kids could no longer play lacrosse without having to make a 30-45 minute drive to practices for the next nearest program.

What began as a group of 14 5th graders, quickly grew to encompass a K-4 program using Soft Sticks, a 4th/5th-grade team, and two middle school teams.  In 2017 we were asked to take in the high school program (boys and girls) as part of our association.

Because lacrosse is not a UIL Sport, HISD treats it as school club rather than as part of the athletic program and provides no funding.  This means that all costs are paid by the participants.  Approximately 2/3rds of the student population served by West Houston Lacrosse qualifies for free/reduced lunch meaning that we are reliant on our community for sponsorships and donations in order to allow all interested students a chance to play.   And our community and local businesses have been generous and unwavering in their support.

However, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it brought to our neighborhoods those that have been so kind to our program find themselves struggling to get their businesses and homes back together, while our players' families have also been significantly impacted.

This has put West Houston Lacrosse in a position in which our students need more help than they ever have before, but those that had provided that help are now also in need.

In order to try and alleviate the current shortfall in our budget for 2018, we are asking for help from the lacrosse community so that our kids can continue to play a sport they love.  For the 2018 Season for our teams we need to raise the following amounts:

-$4, 750 - Referees for Home Games
-$1,750 - Athletic Trainers for Home Games
-$5,000 - Uniforms
-$2,500 - US Lacrosse fees
-$1,000 - Replacement Gear

We appreciate your support of our kids and their desire to play across lacrosse.

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As many of you know, I founded West Houston Lacrosse in 2014 so that Calvin and his friends would have a place to play lacrosse that was in the neighborhood and tied to the HISD elementary, middle school, and high school feeder pattern they were in.

Because HISD does not fund lacrosse we have always been dependent on sponsors and the community to provide funds for those students that can't afford to play on their own. However, with Hurricane Harvey hitting our side of town especially hard we have more kids in need than ever combined with the local businesses and donors trying to get back on their feet.

I love these kids and this program, and it kills me that it is such a struggle to provide them with an experience that can make friends, memories, and skills that can last them their entire lives. I am putting pride on the shelf this year and asking that if you can help, please do. I appreciate your support for our kids.

This is where it started.
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$1,735 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 8 months
Funds raised will benefit:
West Houston Lacrosse Association Inc
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Houston, TX
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